Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 You that do search for euery purling spring
 Which from the ribs of old Parnassus flowes,
 And euery flower, not sweet perhaps, which growes
 Neere thereabouts, into your poesie wring;
 Ye that do dictionaries methode bring
 Into your rimes, running in rattling rowes;
 You that poore Petrarchs long deceased woes
 With new-borne sighes and denisen'd wit do sing;
 You take wrong wayes; those far-fet helps be such
 As do bewray a want of inward tuch,
 And sure, at length stol'n goods doe come to light:
 But if, both for your loue and skill, your name
 You seek to nurse at fullest breasts of Fame,
 Stella behold, and then begin to indite.

Philip Sidney
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